This talk is part of a Thursday morning series, hosted by the Osher Lifelong Learning Institute, titled Energy, Environment, Water: Managing the Interdependencies for our Grandchildren and Beyond. It will be held at the Clarion Hotel and Conference Center. Click hereto see the full brochure.
Distributed energy storage is a key supportive technology to help achieve a high proportion of renewable energy usage at high reliability. Where and when does it make sense in Michigan today? What Michigan policies should be in-place to support this growing market? Should utilities own and/or manage a customer’s distributive storage?
This talk is part of a Thursday morning series, hosted by the Osher Lifelong Learning Institute, titled Energy, Environment, Water: Managing the Interdependencies for our Grandchildren and Beyond. It will be held at the Clarion Hotel and Conference Center. Click here to see the full brochure.
This Michigan Energy Forum event will be moderated by Energy Institute Director Mark Barteau. The mission of the forum is to facilitate collaboration and networking among practitioners, policy makers, investors and talent.
The 2012 ballot proposal to increase Michigan’s RPS led to a divisive political battle and disagreement over its likely impact to the economy. With some time before the issue arises again, now is the right time to begin a new civil conversation about what’s best for Michigan.
Water and energy are strongly linked and mutually dependent. We need water to generate energy – and we need energy to supply, use, and treat drinking water and wastewater. On the energy side of the equation, our reliance on fossil fuels requires us to use enormous amounts of water for energy production. If we fail to transition to a clean energy economy, water used for energy production is predicted to increase from 66 billion cubic meters (bcm) today to 135 bcm annually by 2035. Join the MEF to explore the water/energy nexus.
Michigan is home to over 120 craft beer producers (and counting), but did you know we’re also at the leading edge of eco-friendly brewing?
Discover how brewers of “The Great Beer State” are reducing energy consumption and boosting their bottom lines with solar and geothermal, water recycling, renewable energy credits, and LEED certification. And maybe even have a taste of the results!
A variety of alternative transportation fuels exist and technologies to utilize these fuels are evolving rapidly. This event will explore the intersection of options, opportunities, and the Michigan companies that are leading the effort with technology development.
As the new energy economy develops, it will bring the creation of new and different jobs. What might some of those be, and what skills will be required? What type of education will be needed to prepare for those jobs, and how will current offerings change?